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2017 Open Show

Updated: Apr 10, 2023

Location: Ravenstruther, Scotland. Judge: Craig Davidson (Glenquest). Best in Show: Benbuie Secret Agent.


This has always been a favourite show to attend as an exhibitor and I was honoured to be invited to judge it this year. My thanks to the committee members and both my ring stewards for making me feel at ease throughout the show and keeping me on track with the best of class awards. An excellent entry with top awards as follows; BIS was Warren’s Benbuie Secret Agent JW, RBIS Dank’s Liric Tuxedo Rag, BOS Cauldfield’s Sh Ch Hernwood Black Pearl ShCM, BP Millar’s Yennadon Benriach and BVIS Dank’s Liric Tuxedo Rag.  

All Results:

Reserve Best In Show: Liric Tuxedo Rag

Best Opposite Sex: Sh Ch Hernwood Black Pearl ShCM

Best Puppy: Yennadon Benriach

Best Veteran: Liric Tuxedo Rag

Field Trial Dog or Bitch 2 1. Yennadon Fairisle of Clacorick (Mr & Mrs W Smith):

Smith’s Yennadon Fairisle of Clacorick, Bitch 6½ yo. Good confirmation, well muscled, nice tight feet, moved out well. 2. Yennadon Carrick of Clacorick (Mr & Mrs W Smith):

Smith’s Yennadon Carrick of Clacorick, Dog 10 yo. Nice overall picture when stood but showing his age in comparision to 1 when moved out.

Special Vintage Dog or Bitch  3 1. Yennadon Carrick of Clacorick  (Mr & Mrs W Smith) 2. Carrochan Suilvenbeag (Miss M McErlean):

McErlearn’s, Bitch 11yo. Good condition for her age, nice head and feathering on the legs and body. 3. Suilvenmohr Sunna of Carrochan (Miss M McErlean)  - Oldest Exhibit at 14 years 5 months Veteran Dog 2 1. Liric Tuxedo Rag (Mrs Danks):

Dank’s, 9 yo. Large framed dog, good strong male head with ears long and flat to skull, good reach of neck leading into well constructed body and heavily feathered coat, presented in good condition, good tight feet and moved around the ring with real drive. (Reserve Best Dog & Best Veteran) 2. Arnadam Red Kite  (Mrs Pearce): Pearce’s, 7½ yo. Smaller construction throughout, finer example of male head, good colour with clear tan on feet. Not as positive on the move as 1.

Puppy Dog  : 2 1. Yennadon Benriach (Mrs M & Mr N Millar):

Millar’s, 9 mo. Well balanced throughout both stood and when he moved out positively, covering the ring very well. Nice head construction and clear tan. Well presented and handled. (Best Puppy) 2. Balnakeil Beinn Lair At Lingstubbs  (Miss Graham): Miss Grahams, 8 mo. Larger all over than my first with good construction, still needs time to develop. Played his handler up when on the move so difficult to fully assess.

Junior Dog: 4 1. Kattandale Canterbury (AI) (Mrs & Miss Wrigley)

Wrigley’s, Junior dog. Brick-on-brick head, good forechest, lightly feathered throughout, moved out ok. 2. Yennadon Benriach (Mrs M & Mr N Millar) 3. Benbuie Thorntree (Mrs D Knight) 4. Tsruhnova Tumnus JW (Mr & Mrs Melville) Yearling Dog : 4 1. Lachmhor Serendipity For Siochial (Imp HRV) (Miss Sinclair):

Sinclair’s dog, Well constructed, nice pencilling on tight feet, good tail carriage, moved ok but needed to be more settled when on the move. 2. Kattandale Cantrbury (Mrs & Miss Wrigley) 3. Tsruhnova Tumnus (Mr & Mrs Melville) Novice Dog : 2 1. Yennadon Benriach (Mrs M & Mr N Miller) (Best Novice) 2. Kintalis Winter Ice Diamond (Mrs Danks):

Dank’s dog, Nice construction and good feathering throughout. Handler did very well as he was very erratic on the move. Graduate Dog : 5 (1 abs) 1. Rhum Night Legend (Mr & Mrs Miller)  Best Graduate:

Miller’s dog, good square picture of a dog when stood, well constructed and moved out well around the ring. 2. Kattandale Canterbury (Mrs & Miss Wrigley) 3. Tsruhnova Tumnus (Mr & Mrs Melville) Res. Kintalis Winter Ice Diamond (Mrs Danks) Post Graduate Dog: 4 (1 abs) 1. Benbuie Secret Agent JW (Miss Warren):

Warren’s dog, what a cracker! Presented a good square picture of a setter when stood. Beautiful strong male head, good construction throughout, deep forechest and spring of rib, well muscled with second thigh evident. On the move he did not disappoint, covering the ring with real true drive, he just got better and better the more of the ring he covered. In the Best Dog challenge he moved even better than in this class and just couldn’t consider looking any further than him for the BD, then in BIS challenge he just out-performed the bitch. (Best In Show & Best Post Graduate) 2. Kintalis Love On The Rocks  (Mr & Mrs Rand):

Rand’s dog, was unfortunate to meet my first, as although he is slighter all over he is still a very classy example of a Gordon. Moved out well with a good topline. 3. Brookes Shadow Mover  (Mr & Mrs Miller) Mid Limit Dog : 2 1.  Somerled Glen Urquart  (Mrs McGregor):

MacGregor’s large dog, good top-line and overall construction with lashing scimitar tail on the move. 2.  Florcott Inchtavannich Lad  (Mr & Mrs Shields):

Shield’s dog, smaller overall than first and was not the easiest of exhibits for his handler to show to best effect. A little to erratic on the move but enjoyed himself! Limit Dog : 2 1. Balnakeil Beinn A’Chron (Mr & Mrs Green):

Green’s dog, good construction and brick-on-brick head, moves out ok unfortunately his lack of coat in these more mature classes let him down. (Best Limit)

Open Dog : 4 (2) 1. Liric Souvenir JW ( Mrs Ness):

Ness’s dog, long cast, well boned and constructed dog. Well muscled throughout was just a bit stilted at the rear end when on the move. (Best Open) 2. Liric Special Tribute To Kellizlot (AI) JW (Tong):

Tong’s dog, smaller example than 1, lighter frame, better tan colour, moved out ok.

Veteran Bitch 4 (1 abs) 1. Beminah Sweet Dreams  (Mrs Gunnery):

Gunnery’s, 9 ½ yo. Compact bitch with lovely femine head, a little lacking in coat

these days and showing hear age when on the move but moved out well. 2. Birniehill High River (Ms Gray):

Gray’s, 7 ½ yo. Longer cast then my first, good construction, clear tan and good bend of stifle. 3. Florcott Dubh Donna At Mosscript ( Mr & Mrs Brown)

Puppy Bitch : 4 ( 2 abs) 1. Balnakeil Carn An Criche  (Mrs A Millar):

Millar’s, 9mo. A tall bitch going through the leggy stage of development presently,

good tight feet with clear tan. Moved out well. 2. Krisada Elixir For Midnight (Mrs Pallini): Pallini’s, 11mo. Similar size to my first, with more feathering throughout as slightly more mature. Preferred the overall balance of my first. Junior Bitch 5 (1 abs) 1. Tsruhnova Tarkheena (Mr & Mrs Melville):

Melville’s bitch, what a beautiful compact bitch, well constructed throughout, no exaggerations, good bend of stifle and covered the ring with good drive. She will be one to watch for the future as she matures. Well presented and handled. (Best Junior) 2. Benbuie Rose Quartz With Kellizlot (Mr & Mrs Tong):

Tong’s bitch, nice construction and moved out ok, needs a bit more time to mature fully. 3. Kattandale Black Fern (AI) (Mrs & Miss Wrigley) 4. Kelsnnor Kissin Dynamite (Mrs McQuillan) Yearling Bitch : 8 (1 abs) 1. Tsruhnova Tarkheena (Mr & Mrs Melville) Best Yearling 2. Lachmhor Sincerely Yours At Barrabrae (Imp HRV) (Mr & Mrs McNeil):

McNeil’s bitch, larger overall than my first, heavily coated, well presented but lost out on movement. 3. Benbuie Rose Quartz With Kellizlot (Mr & Mrs Tong) 4. Kattandale Black Fern (AI) (Mrs & Miss Wrigley) VHC.  Kelsnnor Kissin Dynamite (Mrs McQuillan) Novice Bitch   : 2 1.  Kelsnnor Kissin Dynamite (Mrs McQuillan):

McQuillian’s bitch, long cast, needs to mature throughout, moved ok. 2.  Mosscript Caol Ila At Ardnadam  (Mrs Pearce):

Pearce’s bitch, nice shape when stood, but gave her handler a tough time on the move, too erratic to fully assess. Graduate Bitch : 9 1. Tsruhnova Tarkheena (Mr & Mrs Melville) 2. Dunfionn Sanda For Gailiech JW (Mr & Mrs Yates)

Yates bitch, a more heavy set bitch throughout than my first, prefer a more feminine head. Good construction and depth of forechest. Moved ok. 3. Florcott Sherilyn Bonnie  (Mrs Vassie) Res. Yennadon Rose Isle (Miss Rance) VHC. Birniehill High Flyer (Ms Gray) Post Graduate Bitch 5 1. Hernwood Summer Eclipse At Kintalis (Mr & Mrs Rand):

Rand’s bitch, a superb example of a compact feminine bitch, all in proportion throughout, excellent top line when stood and maintained when on the move with real drive using her tail. Needs some more coat just to finish the picture, but still less than 2 ½ yo, so can only mature and improve. Really pushed for the top award and was surprised to find out that she was from a repeat mating of my Best Bitch choice. Well handled to RBB. (Reserve Best Bitch) 2. Kelsnnor Scarlet Jezebel (Miss McQuillan):

McQuillian’s bitch, larger framed than my first, but all in proportion, moved ok. 3. Yennadon Rose Isle (Miss Rance) Res. Lainnireach Liberty Bell At Ashheys (Mrs Beese) VHC.  Clacorick Scottish Lilt (Mr & Mrs Smith) Mid Limit Bitch 4 (1 abs) 1. Longrow I Love To Boogie JW (Mr & Mrs Williams):

Williams, stylish bitch with pretty head and flowing neck leading into a well constructed body, with good forechest and deep rib cage. I have judged her before and placed her well but just didn’t move as positively today to challenge for the top awards. (Best Mid Limit) 2.  Graylacier Princess Sophia RL2 (Mrs  Collingborn):

Collingborn’s bitch, heavier than my first with nice pencilling on tight feet, less forechest than first. 3.  Kelsnnor Scarlet Jezebel  (Miss McQuillan) Limit Bitch 8 (3 abs) 1. Lignum Miss Mossberg For Balnakeil (Mr & Mrs Green):

Green’s bitch, feminine head leading into good reach of neck, good forechest and well muscled. Just didn’t move as steadily as my other class winners to challenge for the top award. 2. Kilnrae Party Time At Tsruhnova  (Mr & Mrs Melville):

Melville’s bitch, slighter construction throughout than my first, good topline which she held well on the move but again didn’t move as steadily as others. 3. Dunfionn Pabay  (Mrs Borthwick) Res. Birniehill High Light For Barrabrae (Mr & Mrs McNeil) VHC. Kattandale Tri Nations  (Mrs & Miss Wrigley) Open Bitch : 2 1. Caulfield  Sh Ch Hernwood Black Pearl ShCM:

Caulfields bitch, absolute Class! A mature bitch, shown in full gleaming coat and excellently handled. Beautiful head, low set ears leading into her flowing neck, good deep of forechest, just the right amount of coat feathering, good bend of stifle. She moved with real drive and assuredness. I couldn’t look past her for the Best Bitch in show. She just came up an excellent dog on the day for the Best in Show challenge. (Best Bitch, Best Opposite Sex) 2. Smith  Yennadon Fairisle Of Clacorick Progeny 3 ( 2 abs) 1. Ardnadam Red Kite (Mrs Pearce)

Brace 3 1. Miller     2. Smith    3. Gray


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